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Beige “Lucy” top from the Panama group and tan top-stitched suede skirt from the Kenya collection.

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Olsen’s American Invasion

Having adjusted to climate, color and buying needs, the German sportswear line penetrates the U.S.

The United States may account for 3 percent of total sales, but when you’re a $150 million German sportswear giant, it starts to…

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A Gucci look takes the runway at FashionCares.

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Happy Birthday Fashion Cares

Jeffrey Kalinsky’s pet charity celebrates its 10th anniversary.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of FashionCares, the charity event and runway show started by Jeffrey Kalinksy, owner of the eponymous designer boutiques in…

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Moshe Tsabag, ceo and president of Hot Kiss

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The New World Order

Regional marts and industry networks can help pave the rocky road to international buying and selling.

International manufacturers and retailers have found the best way to the U.S. market may be through the heartland, rather than the…

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SUE WONG’s blush floral beaded and embroidered nylon mesh dress.

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Making Her Move

A fine-tuning of her business spells strong sales for Sue Wong.

Sue Wong has got her groove back. In the last four years, her business has exploded, swelling from $2 million in annual wholesale volume to $25 million planned for this…

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Queen Bee designer Patricia Garrett.

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Coat Of Charms

Designer Patricia Garrett’s specialty: the one-of-a-kind jacket.

It’s the most common refrain of the specialty store owner —”I’m looking for something special, something that customers will fall in love with,…

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HIGH FASHION HANDBAGS’s caramel glazed perforated leather hobo bag at Iris T.

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Accessorize This

WWD peers into the crystal ball of fashion and offers up a trio of trends hitting the accessories market this spring.

Spring accessories hold the promise of a swift fix for shoppers worried about economic uncertainty. New bags, belts…

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Black cotton, nylon and spandex pants from CANVASBACKS at Jim Brennan and baby blue cotton eyelet shirt from M-A-G at Ambrosia & Co.

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Straight Up

Cuff ’em. Pants, that is. Designers are folding and creasing anything from capris and cigarette looks to long, wide-legged trousers.

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White cotton camisole, top and skirt from JILL STUART at Carlen, Inc. Romaro Designs necklace.

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It’s A Breeze

Spring is an open season with its sometimes sexy, sometimes sweet crocheted, lace and eyelet looks.

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Lime green leather handbag from MICHAEL SIMON at The French Cicada.

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Quick Draw

Accessory designers are pulling strings this season and coming up with cute, fun drawstring bags. They’re making them big and roomy for day, tiny and girly for night.

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Accessories rep Wendy Babchin with sculptor Mark Webber, who created mannequins for her showroom.

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Sweet Charity

Rep Wendy Babchin finds that philanthropic pursuits are the best way to accessorize her professional life.

Accessories rep Wendy Babchin is doing well professionally, while doing good, philanthropically. Pursuing her ultimate goal,…

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Pearl and glass bead necklace and pearl necklace with turquoise pendant from The LCK Collection.

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Child’s Play

Like many a jewelry maker before her, Lisa Clarke-Keller’s business began as an afternoon’s entertainment.

While her peers were busy scheming about new ideas for soft drinks, a different creative outlet was in store for Lisa…

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Wal-Mart Adds Stores, Style

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores plans to marry value and trend in its apparel.

“We can do both. We can walk and chew gum,” declared Thomas Coughlin, president and chief executive of the Wal-Mart division to attendees at its annual analyst…

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Aeropostale Hits Turbulence

NEW YORK — Aeropostale stockholders were advised to buckle their seat belts Tuesday as the teen retailer’s shares lost more than half their value one day after warning that its second-half profits would fall well below…

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Bush to Stay Out of Docks — For Now

WASHINGTON — The standoff between West Coast dock workers and shippers that has idled ports turned ugly Tuesday, as desperate retailers made pleas to the White House to intervene in the labor dispute that’s threatening the U.S. economy,…

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In Brief

CALVIN’S PROMOTION: Calvin Klein Inc. promoted Sara Dennis to senior vice president of jeans, underwear and swimwear on Tuesday. Dennis, who had been vice president of product development for underwear and swimwear, has added jeans development…

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Correction

Ready-to-wear designer Abigail Kate is 22 years old and her self-named line is two years old. This information was incorrect in a story on page 19, Tuesday.

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Saks Inc. to Combine Administrative Units

NEW YORK — In a move that will eliminate almost 300 jobs, Saks Inc. is consolidating back-office operations of its Des Moines, Iowa-based Younkers unit into the headquarters of its Carson Pirie Scott division in Milwaukee.

Birmingham,…

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Financial

G+J Sues Rosie for $100M

NEW YORK — The internecine struggle between Rosie O’Donnell and the publisher of her namesake magazine has erupted into full-scale warfare.

Gruner and Jahr, publisher of Rosie, filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of the state…

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Walking Down Dior’s Aisle

PARIS — A self-described “hopeless romantic,” John Galliano has finally said “I do” to a bridal collection at Christian Dior. Consisting of about 14 styles, it bows at Dior boutiques in December.

In an exclusive interview, Galliano…

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Chanel’s Latest Paris Digs

PARIS — Chanel adopted a special approach for the shop it opened Tuesday at 21 Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the luxury shopping strip here with such tenants as Gucci, Prada and Hermès.

So, as not to encroach on the business of…

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Veronica Hearst

People

Suzy

It’s not a secret that 37-year-old Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford, who is 60, have been hot and heavy since last January when she spilled a drink on him at the Golden Globes. However, it is a secret that the two are seriously talking…

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Financial

Australian Wool Drought Boosts Prices

SYDNEY — The news that severe drought conditions could contribute to Australia’s lowest level of wool production in 50 years has driven up prices sharply in Australian wool auctions.

Following the Sept. 23 release of Australian Wool…

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Patricia Field Consolidating Her Business

NEW YORK — Patricia Field is shrinking.

Despite her “Sex and the City” success, the maven of club couture has closed her eponymous store on East 8th Street after 36 years of business. Field’s other store, Hotel Venus at 382 West…

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The Calvin Klein Collection store in Paris.

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Fashion Scoops: Euro Star … Ruff Life … Night Life …

EURO STAR: Calvin Klein, en route to Paris to celebrate the opening of his new Avenue Montaigne collection boutique Thursday night, has been mum about his itinerary in Europe. His trip is described as mostly private, so don’t expect him to turn…

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Ruffo Research

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Double Vision

MILAN — Brazenly sexy or incurably romantic — who said you can’t have it both ways? Designers here are trying their best to stir up consumer spending — on the one hand with microskirts, lots of flash and plenty of flesh, and on…

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Karavan showed at Femme.

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Strong Shows for N.Y. Trio

NEW YORK — Three of the 10 trade shows around town lastweek featured spring sportswear and ready-to-wear, but the season they were promoting was the only common thread running through the diverse venues.

Femme, the largest of the apparel…

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Lucky On A Retail Streak

VERNON, Calif. — Lucky Brand Dungarees isn’t gearing up to be the next Gap. But the 13-year-old denim manufacturer, with its heavy dose of rock ’n’ roll Americana and Liz Claiborne’s deep pockets, is ramping up its retail…

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Annette Bening

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Passport Adds $2M for AIDS

LOS ANGELES — Dame Elizabeth Taylor was a no-show, but the absence of ol’ violet eyes, as well as other celebrities, didn’t affect the fund-raising at the five-day Macy’s and American Express Passport 2002 Fashion and…

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Diva Milano

MILAN – Sex and celebrity are the name of the game in Milan. No wonder everyone’s favorite pop tart, Britney Spears, hopped on a plane and hightailed it into town. While here, she stayed at fellow-blonde-bombshell Donatella Versace’s palazzo in Lake…

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Tony Alvarez

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Warnaco’s New Plan: Independent Firm Aims to Be a Player

NEW YORK — The Warnaco Group’s plan of reorganization, filed early Tuesday, may serve to put the company and its assets in play, but its chief executive believes it makes it a “player” in the high-stakes apparel business once…

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Trussardi

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Girly Girls, Tailored Gals and Hippie Chicks

There were fun, feminine looks at Moschino, tailored leathers at Bally and haute bohemian styles at Trussardi, while Borbonese was all about gold.

Moschino and Cheap & Chic: If laughter is the best medicine, then the house of Moschino…

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Brioni

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So Lush

Their collections may not generate fashion hype, but that’s just fine by Loro Piana, Brioni and Agnona. These companies cater to a discriminating customer who values a steady, sophisticated luxe over fickle fashion trends.

Sergio Loro…

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Pineider portfolios.

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Fancy Penmanship

MILAN — When Pineider, the historic Italian paper and pen company, asked Rebecca Moses to create a lifestyle collection for the centuries-old brand, the designer wanted to do much more than just flatware and cashmere throws. She wanted to…

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The atrium at AmericasMart.

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Market Calendar

Atlanta Women’s & Children’s

Apparel/Accessories Market AmericasMart Thursday, Oct. 17 to Monday, Oct. 21, 2002

Showroom Hours

8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily: Many permanent showrooms are open Tuesday, Oct. 22. Call…

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Here, a black matte jersey dress with red piping from A.B.S.

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Winners’ Circle

Turn on that spotlight. The winners of the seventh annual Design Impact Vision Atlanta (DIVA) fashion awards are in. Here, a black matte jersey dress with red piping from A.B.S. Evening, who took the special occasion category prize.

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A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz

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In The Spotlight

The DIVA awards are back, and they’re proof that good things do come in smaller packages. DIVA, which stands for Designer Impact Vision Atlanta, is also downscaling its awards, held Oct 18. this year — only designers are being honored,…

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Sterling silver and garnet drop earrings and the sterling silver and carnelian necklace from ROKA.

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New Lines

A look at what’s new and noteworthy at the AmericasMart.

REDUX – PHILIP DICAPRIO

Arnold Helman & Associates

Suite 9E110

Creating contemporary looks with unorthodox fabrics is the focus for partner Philip…

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Take Notice

Ex-Tessuto designer Randa Allen moves on with a spirited new contemporary line.

When buyers discover Randa Allen was the main designer for Tessuto, they immediately assume they’re about to eye a bunch of printed dresses….

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The BCBG showroom features a striking red wall behind its front desk.

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From Showroom To Showcase

A stylish showroom redesign can boost a brand — and maybe even the bottom line.

Each morning, when Gregg Pellegrini arrives at his eponymous showroom in the CaliforniaMart, he is greeted by a gilt-framed painting of the Hindu…

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At Pursenality With Sole, “You get a whole barrage of different people in,” said owner Jackie Miklas of the Atlanta accessories store’s trunk shows.

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On With The Show

WWD’s guide on how to stage a successful trunk show.

It’s fall, and once again it’s trunk show time. Will customers post your invite to the fridge door? Or will it be tossed in the trash? It all depends on your…

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Into The Light

Keep it simple, soft and airy. Spring is all about featherweight fabrics in laid-back styles.

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It’s Showtime

First the bad news: You’re going to have to wait a little longer for the Broadway hits “The Producers” and “Hairspray” to make their way to Atlanta.

The good news, however, is that all the shows you hemmed and hawed about seeing in New…

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Making the scene at One Midtown Kitchen.

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Midtown To The Max

Looks can be deceiving.

Sandwiched between an industrial park and newly-constructed luxury condominiums, One Midtown Kitchen is a former warehouse, identified by a wall of mystically glowing purple.

Within the 6,000-square-foot space,…

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White cotton knit tank and moss green cotton linen skirt from RONI RABL at Dan Strauss Apparel Corp.

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Points East

The Far East has always been a rich source of inspiration. And for spring, designers are bringing in elements of traditional Asian looks, such as kimono sleeves, mandarin collars, obi wrapped waists and poppy Japanese garden prints.

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The Woodfire Grill

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All Fired Up

The aroma inside the Woodfire Grill, a light, sweet smell of burning hickory, is as enticing as its name. Owner and executive chef Michael Tuohy specializes in simple, oven-roasted preparations, inspired by his San Francisco roots. A prime example:…

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The Real Deal

While it seems that everyone in Atlanta is going to MF Sushibar — don’t think of booking last minute, or even less than a week or two in advance — the wait is worth it. MF Sushibar (the MF stands for Magic Fingers) is so genuine…

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Full Speed Ahead

Here, a rundown of goings-on as the Southeast fashion industry shifts into high gear.

PREMIERE REDUX

Buyers who didn’t catch the Premiere show debut last April will see a bigger, more accessible version in October….

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Only Connect

Designer Dana Buchman hits the road to stay in tune with her core customer.

For the bridge designer Dana Buchman, personal appearances are the ultimate in reality shows. Rather than staging lavish runway events in New York during the…

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A look from Meanwhile, a stand out line from Saks Fifth Avenue’s open call for young designers.

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Calling All Designers

Saks Fifth Avenue sets out on a four-city mission to find new talent.

Saks Fifth Avenue took to the road in August on a cross-country trek to find new design talent that included stops in Atlanta and Miami. Michael Fink, Saks’…

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Manager Amy Church and owner Sandra Jones of Nekos.

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Nifty Nekos

The Vinings, Ga. boutique reels ‘em in with hard-to-find lines from L.A. and beyond.

Looking more Miami than suburban Atlanta, Nekos Boutique in Vinings, an affluent neighborhood around 30 miles north of Atlanta, contrasts with the…

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Kaleidoscope sells denim from Vitamino and Buffalo and T’s from E.vil and Marteeni Spice.

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Color Guard

Just like its name, the Kaleidoscope Boutique aims to offer the most vibrant assortment possible.

As the name implies, the Kaleidoscope Boutique offers a stimulating assortment of constantly changing clothing, music and clientele….

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Animal Crackers cordons off its mom-friendly merchandise in a section called NRG Rags.

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Bridging The Gap Generation Gap

Though on the surface, it might not seem as though teenage girls and their mothers make ideal shopping companions, stores are beginning to stock merchandise that appeals to both — and the formula’s working.

For example, Animal…

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Keeping It In The Family

Here, a few tips on how to make a store mother-daughter friendly.

Advertise wisely.

Sandra Jones at Nekos reached her mothers through an ad in Atlanta magazine and the daughters through an ad in Jezebel.

Remember, size matters….

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The store now carries more contemporary lines like Robin Jordan and Liquid.

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Young At Heart

Atlanta boutique Dakota J goes for a merchandising makeover.

The tiny boutique Dakota J’s has taken on a new identity. Over the past year, the 900-square-foot shop has swapped its comfortable, casual lifestyle looks for the hipster…

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Lilly Pulitzer’s signature stores carry the brand’s entire product line.

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Thouroughly Modern Lilly

The Lilly Pulitzer revival is going strong, as seen by the success of its Signature stores.

Lilly Pulitzer — supplier of the de rigueur fashion uniform that originated with the Palm Beach social set — has developed a retail…

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One of Intimacy’s ads, which typically emphasize fit over fashion.

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The Shape Of Success

A go-getting business plan and a focus on fitting customers correctly have fueled Intimacy’s success.

Ten years ago Susan Nethero opened Intimacy, one of Atlanta’s few luxury lingerie stores, in Buckhead’s upscale…

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At Chicago boutique Clever Alice, Wednesday evening yoga classes have boosted traffic.

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More Than A Store

Independent specialty stores are adding art installations, yoga classes and a slew of other unconventional activities to their apparel mix.

Linda Burton sees it all the time: a customer comes in looking for a coat and leaves with a…

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Blue resin earrings and leather cuff bracelet from ROMERO at French Cicada; sequined denim handbag from KARMA by Candice Culiner at Karma; black beaded necklace with sterling floral locket from GEOART at Tim Philbin; leather belt with floral buckle...

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Petal Power

Everything’s coming up roses…and daisies and lilies and any other pretty flower out there.

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